Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:34:08 +0000 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:34:08 +0000 A Few of our Favourite Things... With Monday 15 January marking Blue Monday, we’re looking to lighten up the dark, gloomy days by spreading some seasonal cheer ahead of the arrival of Bill Kenwright’s The Sound of Music on our Main Stage from 6-10 February. As the silver-white winter melts into Spring, why not join us in sharing a few of your favourite things? Inspired by Maria von Trapp’s tried and tested method of chasing the blues away, we’re asking people to get creative and take to social media to tell us what ... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Live Music at the Belgrade With the New Year celebrations now behind us and the festive season at an end, at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re keeping the party going with a series of live music gigs running for one night only. With top tribute artists ranging from Tina Turner to Neil Diamond and from Wham! to The Kinks coming to Coventry in January and February, get ready to sing and dance the winter blues away with a fantastic night out at the Belgrade. Kicking off the season on Saturday 20 January will be the unstopp... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 A Very Relaxed Panto Performance! We were delighted to have held our first relaxed pantomime performance on Wednesday 10 January. A relaxed performance is specifically designed to be an open and welcoming environment for those audience members who may enjoy, or benefit from, a more relaxed performance style. This includes those with Autism Spectrum Conditions, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities, dementia, or other conditions. Patrons were excited to have a special relaxed introduction to the show fro... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Full Casting Announced for The Sound of Music Following the earlier announcement of The Voice finalist Lucy O’Byrne as Maria and EastEnders and West End star Neil McDermott as Captain von Trapp, Bill Kenwright has now revealed full casting for its forthcoming UK tour of The Sound of Music, coming to the Belgrade Theatre Tuesday 6 until Saturday 10 February 2018. Joining the cast in the role of Mother Abbess will be Megan Llewellyn, alongside Howard Samuels as Max, Jordan Oliver as Rolf and Katie Shearman as Liesl. The rest of the comp... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Welcoming local families in need Tomorrow sees our final Making Memories night of panto season, and we’ll be welcoming our final group of local families in need to enjoy an evening of festive fun. All the money raised so far has helped to pay for a record number of families facing financial hardship, illness or isolation, to enjoy Cinderella. A night out at the theatre to see the panto has had a huge impact on these children and their families, enabling them to spend quality time together after what has been a difficult y... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Ten Things You Didn't Know About David Walliams David Walliams has been entertaining us for the past 2 decades. He’s made us laugh in Little Britain, outrageously taunts Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and is acknowledged as the natural heir to Roald Dahl when it comes to writing for children. As the stage version of his best-selling book Awful Auntie heads to the Belgrade Theatre, we reveal ten little-known facts about David. 1. He won’t be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. “I can’t dance at all, as you might have seen i... Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 A very special thank you from some local children! We’ve raised an astonishing amount of money so far in our Making Memories campaign, and every penny donated gets us closer to our target of providing 600 tickets to the pantomime for local families in need. We’ve hosted three Making Memories nights so far, with one more still to come, and we’ve already received some fantastic feedback from local children. A teacher from a local primary school sent through some drawings of our Cinderella set done by children who were able to benefit fro... Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Home Care Specialists Supports the Belgrade Theatre Clarriots Care have become the latest company to join our Directors’ Club – the Belgrade’s corporate membership scheme. Members not only benefit from ticket discounts, competitive hire/hospitality rates and networking opportunities, but also receive invitations to a range of events – such as VIP performances of selected shows. The support of corporate partners enables us to run programmes, such as Arts Gymnasium – a project for Coventry’s 50+ population to increase social mobili... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Merry Christmas! We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017 Stage highlights We’re approaching the end of the year, and what a year it’s been! We thought we’d take the opportunity to look through some of our on-stage highlights of 2017. We were involved in producing nine shows, including our annual pantomime and B2 Christmas show. From dramas to musicals to family shows, we brought to the stage a mix of shows for our audiences. Made in India, Jan-Feb ’17La Strada, Feb ’17The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, Feb-Mar ’17The Bubbly ... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000